First look at new Warrington station

First look at new Warrington station

First look at new Warrington station

First look at new Warrington station

First published in News

THIS is how a new railway station in Chapelford could look if proposals by Warrington Borough Council are realised.

A consultation is now under way, with 10,000 leaflets due to be to delivered to homes within walking distance of the new station.

However, it is not yet clear how the £9million project will be financed after a bid for funding was turned down by the Government.

The council is planning further funding bids with support from Network Rail, with an opening in 2017 mooted.

A series of drop-in sessions will take place over the next week for residents to get more information as the consultation progresses.

Clr Linda Dirir, executive board member for highways, transportation and climate change, promised a state of the art railway station.

She said: “The station is being designed with convenient, well-integrated transport in mind.

“As well as parking for around 350 cars, including 18 spaces for disabled people, there will be cycle lockers plus covered shelters for 20 bikes.

“There will be a taxi rank and drop-off place, plus new bus stops outside the station building and two relocated bus stops on Sycamore Lane.”

The council says the station is needed because in the four years have seen passengers at Warrington’s six railway stations up by 22 per cent.

Clr Dirir said the project is also aimed at reducing congestion in the town.

“More than 70% of work-related trips in Warrington are made by car,” she said.

“We need to cut congestion and pollution and improve people’s choices when it comes to transport.

“It’s all part of continually making Warrington a better place to live, work and visit.”

To take part in the consultation, fill in the questionnaire at warrington.gov.uk, calling the contact centre on 443322, or e-mail comments to ltp@warrington.gov.uk.

Drop-in sessions will take place -
Friday 7 June 11am-7pm Sainsburys Chapelford
Saturday 8 June 11am-4pm Sainsburys Chapelford and Chapelford Summer Fun Day
Thursday 13 June 11pm-7pm Penketh Library
Thursday 20 June 9am-4pm Golden Square

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8:47am Thu 30 May 13

pioneer1 says...

this will never happen, nobody will fund this
this will never happen, nobody will fund this pioneer1
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12:55pm Thu 30 May 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

I can see thqat this is a viuable alternative to the Station at Station Road Great Sankey. However there is very little reason to alight here other than to collect your car after work. Perhaps that is where this site is better than the current Rail Station.
I can see thqat this is a viuable alternative to the Station at Station Road Great Sankey. However there is very little reason to alight here other than to collect your car after work. Perhaps that is where this site is better than the current Rail Station. SAC_in_Warrington
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12:57pm Thu 30 May 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
I can see thqat this is a viuable alternative to the Station at Station Road Great Sankey. However there is very little reason to alight here other than to collect your car after work. Perhaps that is where this site is better than the current Rail Station.
OOOPS! Please excuse my typos.
[quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: I can see thqat this is a viuable alternative to the Station at Station Road Great Sankey. However there is very little reason to alight here other than to collect your car after work. Perhaps that is where this site is better than the current Rail Station.[/p][/quote]OOOPS! Please excuse my typos. SAC_in_Warrington
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10:53pm Thu 30 May 13

Karlar says...

If local bean counters have arrived at the figure of £9 million, we should be concerned when visiting the series of drop-in sessions taking place next week to invite public comment. Those at local and national government levels responsible for estimating the project costs for schemes, our politicians promote have failed in a big way to forecast with any confidence the eventual outlays for those schemes. Oh sure they can explain in the finest detail why their estimates have badly overrun, when they inevitably do. But anyone do that, the skill is getting the sums right at the outset.

Hardly a week goes by without reports of this or that scheme being excessively over budget; it has become the norm. Last week a raft of major projects, including HS2 were officially said to be grossly under estimated, as most informed people had already concluded. Therefore, our cash strapped council (so they would have led us to believe) needs to make sure it has done its sums correctly before committing itself and Warrington Council taxpayers to £ 9 million and inviting the public to support this new station.
If local bean counters have arrived at the figure of £9 million, we should be concerned when visiting the series of drop-in sessions taking place next week to invite public comment. Those at local and national government levels responsible for estimating the project costs for schemes, our politicians promote have failed in a big way to forecast with any confidence the eventual outlays for those schemes. Oh sure they can explain in the finest detail why their estimates have badly overrun, when they inevitably do. But anyone do that, the skill is getting the sums right at the outset. Hardly a week goes by without reports of this or that scheme being excessively over budget; it has become the norm. Last week a raft of major projects, including HS2 were officially said to be grossly under estimated, as most informed people had already concluded. Therefore, our cash strapped council (so they would have led us to believe) needs to make sure it has done its sums correctly before committing itself and Warrington Council taxpayers to £ 9 million and inviting the public to support this new station. Karlar
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11:20pm Thu 30 May 13

theduffer00 says...

This is all looks very nice and I think the idea of a new station is to be welcomed, but we should not be wasting £9million on something so modest. Building this would probably jeopardise our chances of getting funding for the super station we really need. We should be putting that £9million towards the cost of clearing land near to the intersection of the Liverpool-Manchester and west coast main lines and building a big station there called Warrington Junction.

Connections in the town are presently terrible because of the inconvenient distance between Bank Quay and Central and both of those stations are, to be kind, way past their best with difficult access and poor parking. Let's build a station that brings all routes together and considerably improves facilities for users, and makes the town far more accessible. Obviously it all costs money, but look at the recent expansion of Manchester's Metrolink - proof of what can be achieved when you set your stall out. Let's grab the bull by the horns, be more ambitious and think big.
This is all looks very nice and I think the idea of a new station is to be welcomed, but we should not be wasting £9million on something so modest. Building this would probably jeopardise our chances of getting funding for the super station we really need. We should be putting that £9million towards the cost of clearing land near to the intersection of the Liverpool-Manchester and west coast main lines and building a big station there called Warrington Junction. Connections in the town are presently terrible because of the inconvenient distance between Bank Quay and Central and both of those stations are, to be kind, way past their best with difficult access and poor parking. Let's build a station that brings all routes together and considerably improves facilities for users, and makes the town far more accessible. Obviously it all costs money, but look at the recent expansion of Manchester's Metrolink - proof of what can be achieved when you set your stall out. Let's grab the bull by the horns, be more ambitious and think big. theduffer00
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8:12am Fri 31 May 13

pioneer1 says...

couldn't agree more with that one
couldn't agree more with that one pioneer1
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8:34am Fri 31 May 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

theduffer00 wrote:
This is all looks very nice and I think the idea of a new station is to be welcomed, but we should not be wasting £9million on something so modest. Building this would probably jeopardise our chances of getting funding for the super station we really need. We should be putting that £9million towards the cost of clearing land near to the intersection of the Liverpool-Manchester and west coast main lines and building a big station there called Warrington Junction.

Connections in the town are presently terrible because of the inconvenient distance between Bank Quay and Central and both of those stations are, to be kind, way past their best with difficult access and poor parking. Let's build a station that brings all routes together and considerably improves facilities for users, and makes the town far more accessible. Obviously it all costs money, but look at the recent expansion of Manchester's Metrolink - proof of what can be achieved when you set your stall out. Let's grab the bull by the horns, be more ambitious and think big.
Where exactly would you place the Station in you suggestion?
[quote][p][bold]theduffer00[/bold] wrote: This is all looks very nice and I think the idea of a new station is to be welcomed, but we should not be wasting £9million on something so modest. Building this would probably jeopardise our chances of getting funding for the super station we really need. We should be putting that £9million towards the cost of clearing land near to the intersection of the Liverpool-Manchester and west coast main lines and building a big station there called Warrington Junction. Connections in the town are presently terrible because of the inconvenient distance between Bank Quay and Central and both of those stations are, to be kind, way past their best with difficult access and poor parking. Let's build a station that brings all routes together and considerably improves facilities for users, and makes the town far more accessible. Obviously it all costs money, but look at the recent expansion of Manchester's Metrolink - proof of what can be achieved when you set your stall out. Let's grab the bull by the horns, be more ambitious and think big.[/p][/quote]Where exactly would you place the Station in you suggestion? SAC_in_Warrington
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8:41am Fri 31 May 13

pioneer1 says...

howard basford car park
howard basford car park pioneer1
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9:00am Fri 31 May 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

pioneer1 wrote:
howard basford car park
I would have suggested the site of the Old Arpley Rail Station however this would require major route changes and major changes to the timetable of the Liverpool to Manchester (and vice versa) rail traffic.
[quote][p][bold]pioneer1[/bold] wrote: howard basford car park[/p][/quote]I would have suggested the site of the Old Arpley Rail Station however this would require major route changes and major changes to the timetable of the Liverpool to Manchester (and vice versa) rail traffic. SAC_in_Warrington
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10:02am Fri 31 May 13

LJ says...

pioneer1 wrote:
howard basford car park
Ideal spot
[quote][p][bold]pioneer1[/bold] wrote: howard basford car park[/p][/quote]Ideal spot LJ
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11:15pm Fri 31 May 13

old-codger says...

pioneer1 says...
8:41am Fri 31 May 13

howard basford car park”

Very good idea. Both lines cross at this point,
High level for Liverpool and Manchester,
Low level for London and Glasgow,
Similar to Bank Quay high and low level platforms.
pioneer1 says... 8:41am Fri 31 May 13 howard basford car park” Very good idea. Both lines cross at this point, High level for Liverpool and Manchester, Low level for London and Glasgow, Similar to Bank Quay high and low level platforms. old-codger
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10:27pm Thu 6 Jun 13

theduffer00 says...

SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
pioneer1 wrote:
howard basford car park
I would have suggested the site of the Old Arpley Rail Station however this would require major route changes and major changes to the timetable of the Liverpool to Manchester (and vice versa) rail traffic.
I think it's worth considering. There would be issues to be overcome but there must be land available where companies such as Howard Basford or other industrial units could be relocated to. I'm sure they'd be agreeable if there was a good enough offer.
[quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pioneer1[/bold] wrote: howard basford car park[/p][/quote]I would have suggested the site of the Old Arpley Rail Station however this would require major route changes and major changes to the timetable of the Liverpool to Manchester (and vice versa) rail traffic.[/p][/quote]I think it's worth considering. There would be issues to be overcome but there must be land available where companies such as Howard Basford or other industrial units could be relocated to. I'm sure they'd be agreeable if there was a good enough offer. theduffer00
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